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SafeGolf & Policies

Elfordleigh Golf Club was the first club in Devon and Cornwall to be awarded the national SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf. It is a recognition of our clubs’ commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk, in the sport of golf and our efforts to grow the game.

Elfordleigh has considered its responsibilities to the children participating in golf at our premises and within our club very carefully and has produced a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and underpinning procedures in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for children and safeguarding the welfare of children in our care.

Elfordleigh Golf Club affiliates to England Golf, and our professional coaching staff are members of the Professional Golfers’ Association. The Club recognises the policies of these Governing Bodies.

We very much look forward to juniors and adults in risk joining our golf club and feeling it is a safe place to do so.

What is SafeGolf?

The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf. It consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf. SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body. Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.


View our range of Policies below. 

Golf should be fun!

Committed to delivering a safe environment for golf. Is something worrying you? Do you need someone to talk to? Speak to your Club Welfare Officer.

Samantha Entwistle: Club Welfare Officer

Mark Davis: Deputy Club Welfare Officer

Email address: golf@elfordleigh.co.uk

Telephone Number: 01752 336428 (option 2)

Alternatively, you can speak to someone at

Childline 0800 1111 I NSPCC 0808 800 5000 I England Golf 01526 351851